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for Coastwatch Vol. Issue , Autumn 2007
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Green visits three community colleges: College of the Albemarle; Carteret Community College; and Cape Fear Community College to observe hands-on training in the skill of boat building. The course work is helping to train the workforce for the state's boat building industry.
Angione reports on a new study conducted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro that makes a connection between bats and the water quality in the state's river and streams.
One of Brunswick County's fastest growing areas is along the N.C. 211 corridor, where over 22,000 single-family and multi-family home permits have been issued since 1999. Such growth threatens the Lockwood Folly River and nearby wetlands and marshes. Smith discusses how a number of groups, including concerned citizens, county officials, state and federal agencies, and environmentalists, are working to preserve the river and surrounding areas.
The North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation in 2006 establishing the North Carolina Waterfront Access Study Committee. Access to water along the state's coastline is a hot topic, because piers, boat ramps, and other access points are being sold to developers. Getting to the water is becoming more difficult for the average citizen. Mosher reports on action taken by the 2007 General Assembly in response to the recommendations from the study commission.
North Carolina has two reef systems the Outer Shell Reefs, located at the edge of the continental shelf about seventy-five miles offshore, and the Lophelia Coral Banks, located off Cape Lookout and Cape Fear.